Found Hypodermic Needles/Syringes for Pickup

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Report Found Hypodermic Needles/Syringes for Pickup

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, please contact the Public Works Department at (831) 420-5160 or email us at for pickup of hypodermic needles/syringes found within the City of Santa Cruz.

After these hours and on weekends, please call 911 which will alert our Police Department for pickup when the Public Works Department is closed.

Please be sure to provide the following information:

  •  A clear and descriptive location of the hypodermic needles/syringes.

  • With email, include a photo (if possible) of the location.

  • Your name and phone number. 


Your contact information will ensure proper pickup and disposal if more information is required to locate the hypodermic needles/syringes.

Please click here for more information about the countywide Pharmaceuticals and Sharps Disposal Program which includes drop-off locations.